Box of Amazing: Pandemials  
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The Whatsapp discussion continues but unless you have the time to read the actual terms, please read T1 to clarify the current situation. A3 (signup, free download) and A4 are long reads but worth it and especially The Future 100, which is a great trend seeker tome. 

T2, T4 & T9 are mind-boggling.

Serendipity brought me to the piece about being lucky (10). But was it luck that brought me there to bring it to you?

Stay curious!

Onward! - Rahim

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My Reading Recommendations (A)

1. The Hill We Climb: the Amanda Gorman poem that stole the inauguration show Link
2. How Nothingness Became Everything We Wanted Link
3. The Future 100 Link
4. Pandemials: Youth in an age of Lost Opportunity (The Global Risk Report 2021)  Link

5. The complicated truth about China's social credit system Link
6. Predictions for Startups in 2021 – What The Experts Say Link
7. 3 Questions And The Emerging Answers About COVID-19 Vaccine Protection Link
8. The Lessons Learned Online That Will Shape Education After the Pandemic Link
9. The enduring allure of conspiracies Link
10. How to be lucky Link

My Tech Recommendations (T)

1. This Was WhatsApp's Plan All Along Link
2. Swiss Startup Reboots Virtual Meetings with Holograms Link
3. New gene therapy to delay ageing, extend lifespan Link
4. Artificial heartmaker Carmat to start sales after EU approval Link
5. Researchers turned fat cells into stem cells to repair injuries Link
6. The Moderation War Is Coming to Spotify, Substack, and Clubhouse Link
7. Did online delivery kill the vending machine? Link
8. 5G, fintech and mega-projects: What 2021 will mean for tech in the Middle East Link
9. Designing customized “brains” for robots Link
10. This startup says its AI can better spot a healthy embryo — and improve IVF success Link
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